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what to get 13-12-2009 00:17

dads
 
Hey,

I'm trying to think of a pressie for my dad.
He's not into tv or music, he likes the outdoors, but any outdoorsie pressie I can thing of he has or is very expensive. He has just been laid off and I'd like to get him something that might help him relax?

My budget is tiny as I've been laid off too (bad month for our family eh?!!)

so any suggestions?
What did you get for your dad?
are you a dad who got a great but inexpensive pressie before?
are you a dad who can tell me what NOT to get?

mumto3 14-12-2009 08:57

I hate buying for my dad!!!its so hard.If hes outdoorsie how about a nice rain coat/boots/rain pants-regatta are a great brand but if you shop around can be quite cheap.Or if hes into golf maybe a prepayed round....or you cant go wrong with a new wallet!I ended up getting my dad a nice fleace jumper,shower gel,and a new leather wallet.good luck:D

flourishingdad 24-10-2018 18:23

Why not give your Dad a voucher from Debenhams or put money he would appreciate that more. I told my grown-up kids not buy me anything.

They give me a gift voucher. If I see something I like I buy it. Makes sense to me

L1011 06-11-2018 13:08

Don't buy ANYONE a voucher for Debenhams. They're very close to going bust, again.

_Brian 06-11-2018 13:10

Voucher for some of the outdoors stores would be well received.

He can add to it if needed to get something that perhaps he would consider too expensive.

wally79 06-11-2018 13:11

The question was asked in 2009.

wexie 06-11-2018 13:29

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Originally Posted by wally79 (Post 108553575)
The question was asked in 2009.

Yeah but it was in December so his birthday is coming round again :D

DavyD_83 06-11-2018 13:44

More importantly, the OP now has 8 years of experience in order to give advice to others.

Dick Rimmington 20-11-2018 14:00

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Originally Posted by L1011 (Post 108553538)
Don't buy ANYONE a voucher for Debenhams. They're very close to going bust, again.

Can you back this up with a reliable source?

Purchase away, people having been claiming this since they went through examinership a couple of years ago, theyre not 'going bust' anytime soon.

L1011 26-11-2018 01:11

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Originally Posted by Dick Rimmington (Post 108673222)
Can you back this up with a reliable source?

Purchase away, people having been claiming this since they went through examinership a couple of years ago, theyre not 'going bust' anytime soon.

They've had multiple credit insurers refuse to cover them and suppliers refuse to sell to them without credit insurance. That only ever leads one way.

Gift cards are the least imaginative gift possible and borderline insulting ("I can't trust you with cash, so I decided to limit the cash to one specific shop!"). Multiple retailers go under every January screwing over gift card holders.

I would advise nobody give gift cards for any retailer, ever; but large UK based retailers with wobbly financials are the worst to even consider.

L1011 09-04-2019 12:28

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dick Rimmington (Post 108673222)
Can you back this up with a reliable source?

Purchase away, people having been claiming this since they went through examinership a couple of years ago, theyre not 'going bust' anytime soon.

6 months is within most ideas of "soon" for 100+ year old retailers...


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